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Own the Holidays Without Taking on Debt
How does anyone survive Christmas without taking on debt?
Investment Ideas When Retiring Early
I have a good amount of money saved up and feel comfortable leaving work, but I’m wondering if you have any advice for handling my finances once I’m done working.
Medicare Enrollment: What Do I Need to Know?
Nothing about health insurance is particularly easy, starting with understanding how the various plans and programs work.
What's With the Hong Kong Protests?
What’s up with the protests in Hong Kong? Feels like they’ve been going on for a long time now and I’m not really sure I understand what it’s all about.
How to Enhance the Value of Your Home
I just bought a house and I’m really focused on making sure it retains its value. What are some ways to hold - and hopefully increase - overall worth?
Tips to Manage Your Holiday Spending
Every year, I feel my anxiety levels shoot up at the beginning of November. Any tips for surviving Thanksgiving and Christmas without going broke?
Family Loans: How To Lend With Family
My brother asked if I could loan him money for a food service company he’s launching. I trust him and like the concept but get a little nervous about lending money to family. Any advice?
Ideas for a Fun, Cost-Effective Halloween
I’m trying to keep Halloween fun for my kids - 9 and 11 - and feel like I’m running out of ideas. Any ideas for a fun, cost-effective Halloween?
How Can I Protect my Family Financially?
I just had a baby and almost immediately started thinking about how I need life insurance. I haven’t really looked into it at all and was wondering if you had recommendations.
Should I Get a New Credit Card?
I just finished paying off my student loans and I’m wondering if I should get a new credit card to reflect my improved credit score. Does that kind of thing matter? Are the benefits significant?
How Does the Impeachment Inquiry Affect My Investments?
I read a lot of “market dips as investors weigh impeachment” headlines, and I’m wondering how much this mess might affect my retirement account. Should I be concerned?
Saudi Arabia Attack: Should I Panic?
How does the attack on the oil facilities in Saudi Arabia affect global prices? Should I be budgeting extra money for gas for a while?
Decluttering: How to Get My Spouse on Board
I’ve been thinking about renting out our basement to bring in a little extra monthly income. Problem is, my wife has loads of old stuff in there that she doesn’t want to get rid of. Any advice?
Tips for Starting Your Own Business
I’m on the verge of breaking off to start my own construction company. I’ve never done anything this big before and I’m wondering if you have any advice to keep me from getting cold feet.
Financial Bind: Use My Emergency Fund or Take On Debt?
My car died the other day and I need to get a replacement ASAP. I’m wondering if it makes more sense to take some money from my emergency fund or take on a little bit of debt. Any thoughts?
How Can I Ease My Student Loan Burden?
Do you have any recommendations for easing the burden of student loan debt? I’m working steadily and making my payments on time, but I’m wondering if there’s a better approach.